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United sign Addicks youngster McGinty

Posted by nickogs20 on July 3, 2009

Sir Alex Ferguson appears to have won the race to clinch the signature of Charlton Athletic’s promising Republic of Ireland Under-17 defender Sean McGinty.

Described by the Addicks’ official site as ‘a rugged centre-back who puts his body on the line and combines excellent man-marking and aerial ability with a composed presence on the ball’, the Maidstone-based youngster has been at the Valley since the age of 12 and has already had a taste of both Under-18 and Reserve football with the South London club.

Chelsea, Arsenal and Aston Villa were all thought to be tracking the teenager, but it’s United who appear to have swooped decisively to add him to their defensive ranks, with The Sun claiming a £500,000 deal has been agreed between the Reds and Charlton. If that is the case – and we should hopefully get confirmation in the next few days – Sean will immediately join his fellow new first-year scholars for the start of pre-season training.

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6 Responses to “United sign Addicks youngster McGinty”

  1. goonerguy said

    if arsenal were interested why wasn’t it talked about on the young guns blog?,

    how good are some of man utd’s young players as apart from two or three iv never heard of them and as a result have no idea how good they are

  2. Cem said

    hey nick, it seems as though fergie is looking for a centre back under the age of 20 ? whats wrong with cathcart, de laet,reece brown, scott wooton? also have you heard much of the brazialan player dodo who has supposedly joint?

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  4. nickogs20 said

    Cem – why does there have do be anything wrong with them? SAF’s bringing in top class youngsters in all positions, same as ever.

    • Heffo said

      Hey Nick,
      I was just wondering if you have any idea when the list of players being handed given 1st year scholarships will be announced?

      Also, cant remember his name but is that young lad from Belgium who we signed from Royal Antwerp joining our academy this year along with mcginty?

  5. nickogs20 said

    Heffo – your guess is as good as mine on the new scholars list. I don’t think it was even officially announced last season, they just stealthily updated the official site profiles page, so I guess we just have to keep an eye on that. Looks like being a very big intake this year.

    The kid from Antwerp is Charni Ekangamene, he’ll come over later in the year, he’s too young to be a scholar this time around.

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